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changing a measure. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. hello. i am gasia mikalian. >> and i am frank somerville. >> that storm is come and gone and now people across the bay area are dealing with the damage left behind. we have live team coverage of the clean up. ktvu's robert handa is in the south bay but we begin with ktvu's lorraine blanco where officials reopened a school that suffered serious damage from the heavy rain. >> reporter: you are right. white hill middle school will reopen tomorrow, that decision was made here and as soon as we returned -- and students will return with quite a few changes. >> reporter: a crew spent the day and tonight power washing floors and windows and ripping out carpets. the weekend storm clogged a
culvert pushing rain water and debris dine the school in fairfax. teachers in four classrooms packed up, their students will share other rooms or have classes in the library. >> i am worried about the kids adapting. >> the classes are already crowded. >> reporter: they are? >> with the construction, they have a bunch of students in small buildings. they have to share classrooms now. >> the school has been under construction since the summer. workers are building new 7th and 8th grade wings and a new music complex. the four damaged classrooms will take two months to repair. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the road washed out by the weekend storm will remain closed till next spring, maybe
till next summer. heavy rain overwhelmed a culvert. the sink hole damaged a water main and several homes lost water service. they plan to redesign it to prevent another washout. crews are scrambling to make remares. ktvu's robert handa -- remares. >> ktvu's robert handa is live now in san jose. >> reporter: the lull between storms came in time for a lot of people repairing and cleaning up. we showed you the ice rink after reopening. and now it is filled with happy skaters. but some of the other projects may not go as smoothie. >> reporter: -- smoothly. >> reporter: crews are trying trying to salvage this road that collapsed. this shows one lane is now
missing. >> i am glad it didn't happen while i was driving. i left yesterday for work. came back and saw this. >> we are thankful nobody drove into it. >> reporter: they filled sand bags today. >> we had flooding in my house. drainage ditch couldn't handle all the rain. we needed to divert everything. we will have to go up and take care of that water. >> reporter: he also has damage piling up. he began repairing his roof after two trees fell on it but then discovered another tree. >> it was up against the house. and every heavy rain storm we have had, the tree started to lean over from the weight. >> reporter: tonight workers in the mountains are trying to stabilize that road, enough for commuters to use as a one lane
road tomorrow. but a full repair will take months. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. power has been restored to all but 1800 customers. pg&e has been working around the clock to get the lights back on. so far power has been restored to 339,000. leaving 1800 people without power tonight. a live look at san francisco. the wet weather is gone for now but more is expected tomorrow. coming up at 6:18 p.m. our chief meteorologist bill martin tells us which areas will get hit the hardest. oakland police arrested a suspect in a brutal attack of a teen girl with autism who was founds severely beaten. the victim's father said police
arrested a 36-year-old man. the 16-year-old victim walked away from the youth center last tuesday. she was found two days later on a muni bus. her father also believes she was sexually assaulted. >> by looking at my daughter, i know what happened. i know what happened. the police know what happened but the police aren't discussing it with me. >> police confirmed the arrest but not releasing any other details. school was locked down after gunfire broke out after 11:30 a.m. this morning. the lock down was lifted about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. a school district spokesman said police said they happen investigating a home invasion. police detained one person. another school was locked down after police were called to the campus at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.
teachers and staff had students stay inside classrooms till the lock down was over. police haven't released details. the oscar grant case back in court today. a san francisco court is considering civil lawsuits against johannes mehserle and two other bart officers. at issue is whether johannes mehserle has immunity in the civil lawsuit. it could take 2-6 months for the court to make a decision. on friday the supreme court is expected to announce whether it will review prop 8. supporters are appealing to the supreme court after the court of appeals declared it unconstitutional. if they dechain to hear the appeal same-sex marriage could resume within a few days. landlord cannot evict a medical marijuana dispensary
because of the crack down on marijuana clubs. they were thrown out of the building earlier this year. the ruling says the landlord cannot evict the club even though the u.s. attorney is threatening to sees the landlord's property. the newest members of the state ledge staters were sworn in today. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us how democrats plan to use their new power. >> reporter: with that the democrats super majority was set. one party rule. >> i believe that this is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republican still have a voice but no power. >> some call us the super
minority party. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watch dogs. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic super majority and we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility. and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats haven't outlined an agenda but he is proposing a bold change to the proposition 13, to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters to be able to reinvest in a very under funded educational system. >> more details now. 7 of the 38 represent the bay area. all but one are democrats. jerry hill is leaving his seat
to become a state senator. he will over see district 13. the founder of mcafee said he left belize. a reporter spoke to john mcafee and asked him if the accusations are true, that he killed his neighborhood. >> reporter: did you kill him -- killed his neighbor? >> reporter: did you kill him? >> why did would i kill him? >> reporter: do you believe this is a vendetta to take you down and kill you? >> absolutely, sir. >> police say he is not a suspect, they just want to talk to him to get answers in their investigation. apple says it is on track for its goal of having the iphone 5 available in 100 markets by the end of the market. it will be on sale in south korea friday, followed by 50 countries. that will bring the total
number of countries to 102. new reports say facebook may be purchasing what's app? the app allows users to send messages using data plans instead of text plans. facebook founder mark zuckerberg said the company is working to expand its mobile platforms. we had a calm, clear day today, how soon our next round of rain arrives. >> predicting the next pineapple express. >> what this teen received today because he was shunned by the boy scouts.
you are looking at a california highway patrol cruiser that rolled this morning during a chase. both officers suffered minor injuries. they were trying to arrest a person speeding on interstate 580 at 3:30 a.m. another set of officers arrested two suspects 20 minutes later. >> heavy snows closed a road into yosemite national park. both roads usually close in the late fall. they typically reopen when weather conditions allow in the spring. there was also a lot of snow in tahoe. 2-24 feet of fresh powder since last wednesday. squaw valley had to close down during the storm yesterday because the snow was too heavy.
for a list of what resorts are open log on to www.ktvu.com. crews continue to search for a man who fell into the truckee river. he fell in about 5:45 p.m. he was swinging from tree branches despite the cold and the snow. the man lived near the river. the river was close to flood levels yesterday after the heavy rains. new tool that could help predict big storms like the one just pounded the bay area over the weekend. ktvu's david stevenson is live in san francisco where a conference was held to show off the new technology. >> reporter: scientists told us they are getting better at predicting the big storms and at warning people about the damage they bring. >> reporter: this is what it looked like and sounded like on the ground. and this is what it looked like from above as water vapor and
strong winds came this weekend. >> hitting the west coast, transporting 10 times the amount of water the mississippi river transports into the gulf of mexico. >> this is the largest gathering of scientists in the world. we cover all aspects of earth and space science. oceans, atmospheres, the solid earth. climate. >> reporter: four new observeries, using ground moisture sensors to gps satellites. >> they look up into the heart of the storms. a mile up in the atmosphere. >> one is being built this month to monitor pineapple express winder storms caused by atmospheric rivers. >> if we know the start time and the end time and we know how long it will last, that
will likely predict 75% accuracy of the precipitation that is likely to occur. >> reporter: scientists tell us knowing how much rain is coming enables them to predict which areas will flood. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. los angeles mayor mayor antonio villaraigosa got involved in the labor dispute at the port of los angeles long beach. talks went nowhere over the weekend. mayor antonio villaraigosa wants around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is under contract for almost $9 million. the buyer intends oo build 3 -- to build 350 high end
apartments there. it has come under criticism by residents who say the deal was done without enough input from the public. the trust act aims to limit the ability of california law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. governor jerry brown vetoed the bill in september. >> we must make sure secure communities focuses on violent criminals, not on day labor workers. not on women who are victims of domestic violence. a gay teen who spoke out after being denied his eagle scout award was honored today in sacramento.
he invited him and his family to the opening legislative session. he was kicked out of the scouts, prompting a nationwide campaign. the national park service repainted graffiti which is a first. the tower was restored and repainted with weather resistant paint to protect the land mark but it covered up graffiti from 1969-1971. they repainted the graffiti to match the other message of peace and freedom. tracking showers over the next 36 hours. rainfall should start light in the north bay tomorrow but it will work its way south and will have an impact on the wednesday morning commute. the rest looks light. you can see the sweep going.
rain up there. it is light. pretty impressive when you look at the percents. 181% of average in santa rosa. san jose 131% of average. these are great averages. it is interesting, if we didn't have the last series of storms it would almost be dismal in some areas. but this brought everything up. wednesday morning showers. p.m. showers possible as well. over all looking at light stuff. today was a nice day, dry, cool, mild. showers return into your tuesday. and into wednesday morning. this is a mild one. dynamics aret that powerful. on a scale of 1-10, it is a 5.
8:00 a.m., tomorrow morning, maybe drizzle around santa rosa. lays over santa rosa. that is it. 1:00 p.m. drizzle in the bay area tuesday. discounted the tuesday event. that could change. i will be back tonight at 10:00 p.m. and we will update it. right now tuesday is not a big deal. wednesday. there is wednesday. that is more significant. into the afternoon or mid- morning, still light showers. this is heavy. this is light. you can see the difference in colors. into the afternoon, looks okay on wednesday. not a huge storm but the timing on it looks like the tuesday afternoon and over night tuesday and wednesday seems to have the most. the forecast highs tomorrow 60 in concord. 62 antioch. nice day tomorrow. but cloudy for the most part
and the sprinkles want to show up. showers in the forecast. nice drying out period. we talked about the brakes. more of a break than what we saw. >> showers will seem like nothing. thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 you may soon be able to take the train to north beach. >> neighbors call it a eye sore. why this could become a future stop. >> and the fanfare of a huge launch means nothing now. the big money one year later. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. detroit's mayor heads to san francisco to make good on a bet and jim harbaugh announced who will start next week at quarterback and who is to blame for the team's loss to the
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service. mayor ed lee tweeted this photo today. he plans to tour at&t park with at risk youths and tour twitter and green start. mark ibanez joins us now. good news for giants fans keeping the chemistry together. >> it is important. big free agents to take care of. they were all about that. management trying to take care of it off the field. big deal to security the services of onpagan -- of pagan. seemed to jell. first just an all out hustler. 4 year deal worth $40 million. players can have bad days and the same for coaches. the lowest point for jim harbaugh since coming to the 49ers. lots of decisions they would
like to have back as jim harbaugh gets his new starting quarterback in shape for the game and we will start again, colin kaepernick, just an inability to adjust what the rams were doing on defense. hard reality check for colin kaepernick and a more humble head coach. >> tough loss. we got oo finish games. -- to finish games. that is our job to finish those games. we all take responsibility for that. responsibility starts with me on that option play that, you know, resulted in the nightmare scenario. position of the game i should not have let that play be called. with colin kaepernick, responded with big throws and some big plays. >> humble pie for him. meanwhile, the same sad thing for the raiders, another loss,
and adding to it the coach's misery. we flown to texas to be with his ailing father. they host peyton manning and the broncos thursday night in oakland. lebron james had an unbelievable great year. winning gold in the olympics, first nba title, mvp and today named man of the year. no idea what he could do to top that in 2013. knowing him he will probably find a way. that is the sporting life. >> big ring. >> thank you. tonight at 10:00 p.m., we will follow the effects of the weekend's massive storm, where a large sink hole shut down a road. and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks.